2016-02-18 | [ssba]

Captain Sidney J. Hynes, Oceanex Inc. welcomed into WorkplaceNL’s CEO Safety Charter

St. John’s, NL – WorkplaceNL announced today that Captain Sidney J. Hynes, Executive Chairman, Oceanex Inc., has been inducted into its CEO Safety Charter. Captain Hynes is the 63rd business leader since 2007 to become a signatory to the CEO Safety Charter.

“We are very pleased to welcome Oceanex and Captain Hynes into the CEO Safety Charter,” said Leslie Galway, Chief Executive Officer, WorkplaceNL. “Captain Hynes and his team understand the importance of safety in a multi-faceted workplace and in challenging environments. Safety is everyone’s responsibility, and safety-minded leaders help develop stronger safety cultures throughout their operations.”

The CEO Safety Charter’s mandate is to support the continuous improvement of healthy and safe workplaces throughout the province. As ambassadors for safer workplaces, signatories have demonstrated their commitment to preventing injuries and promoting health and safety in the workplace.

“I am very pleased to accept this honour on behalf of our employees at Oceanex,” said Captain Sidney J. Hynes, Executive Chairman, Oceanex Inc. “We have a strong culture of safety and this award is truly a testament to their commitment and dedication to workplace health and safety.”

Oceanex Inc., a privately owned Short Sea Shipping company, is a leading player in the east coast transportation industry. Oceanex provides full intermodal transportation services between Mexico, the United States and mainland Canada to the island of Newfoundland. Oceanex further serves over land all points in Newfoundland from St. John’s daily.

To learn more about WorkplaceNL’s CEO Safety Charter visit workplacenl.ca.

About WorkplaceNL

Serving approximately 13,000 injured workers and more than 19,000 employers, WorkplaceNL is an employer-funded, no fault insurance system that promotes safe and healthy workplaces, provides return-to-work programs and offers fair compensation to injured workers and their dependents.

The Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission is now using a new short name, WorkplaceNL.

Media contact:
Carla Riggs
Director of Communications Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission
Telephone: 709-778-1590
[email protected]


Photo by Paul Daly